The School is engaged in high-quality research with significant national and international
impact while offering excellent opportunities for graduate studies. Our research
is organised into three groups:
We have been consistently attracting substantial research funding from the UK Research
Councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government
agencies and others and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to
We have a thriving student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a notably
friendly and supportive learning environment within a successful research culture.
The skills, abilities and enthusiasm of our students are vital elements in our research
activities and we foster them as effectively as we can through the provision of
excellent research training during their graduate studies..
The recent Research Excellence Framework
(2014) assessed the impact of our research outside of academia. Take a look
at these case studies,
which illustrate the breadth of our School's research and impact on society.